Sean Bond International Airport
Sean Bond International Airport (WAAT code- SBD, ANACA code- MFSB) is Freedemia's main international and intercontinental airport. It primarily serves the Quentinsburgh-Mathers metropolitan area. The airport also acts as a hub for international flights crossing the Ardentic Ocean to Kartumia and Ereva.
|Z14, -21.1468 °S, 28.6259 °E|
|Sean Bond International Airport|
| Sean Bond International Airport|
|Began operation||1968 (extensions in 1974, 1992, 2014, 2015)|
|Passengers||A lot (millions)|
|Highways||U1X/Loop 201, U15|
|Metro lines||Quentinsburgh Metro, 1 and 5|
|Tram lines||tram to terminals, hotels, rental car center, etc|
In the early 1960's, President Sean Bond put in place plans to build a new airport to better connect Freedemia to the rest of the world. Quentinsburgh needed a better connection than the undersized Arthur Read Airstrip (the only remains of the airstrip is today the easternmost runway of SBD Intl.). The newly constructed airport was originally dubbed Quentinsburgh/Freedemian International Airport until 1973, when it was renamed for former president Bond.
Today's Terminal C is the newest terminal built in 1992 and renovated in 2014. Terminal B was the original terminal open for many years (since 1968 and remodeled in 2014), and terminal A was built in 1974 to act as the new main terminal (remodeled in 2010). However, when Terminal C was completed it became the new main terminal.
In 2015, two expansions were completed- the East Wing of Terminal C and the West Wing of Terminal B. FreedemiAir International Flights began to use all of Terminal C including the expansion, while other international flights used Terminal A. The new West Wing of Terminal B was to give more space for more international flights, and eventually more international flights from other airlines. FreedemiAir International Flights now fly out of all of Terminal C. Regional international flights, like Safrisco use the newer East Wing, while major long distance intercontinental flights (St. Richards, Khaiwoon, Latina, etc) will fly from the main portion of Terminal C. FreedemiAir shuttle flights fly through Terminal B to save space in Terminal C, while a large increase in Non-FreedemiAir international flights led SBD to move Ikk´bin, FlyMe, and Guai Airways to Terminal B. Other Non-FreedemiAir International Flights still fly through Terminal A, which saw no major changes.
In 2015, Terminal D, a private terminal separate from the other three was completed. It was built to be used for large charter flights, governmental flights, high profile flights, and a few freight and/or industrial flights.
Public Transportation: SBD Airport Transit Center
A tram operated by the airport runs from the terminals to the consolidated rental car center to SBD Airport Transit Center and metro station, where riders can transfer to the Quentinsburgh Metro system's lines 1 and 5 or several local and express buses. Both the metro and buses are operated by QUARTA, Quentinsburgh's metropolitan transit authority.
Intercity Transportation: SBD Airport Bus Terminal
An intercity bus terminal serving FIAbus, Greenleaf Bus Lines, and other coach lines is also located at SBD Airport transit center, providing intercity bus service.
Sean Bond International is looking very hard to become one of the major international hubs in Tarephia. They are still expanding to many more airlines and to many more international destinations.
Sean Bond International Airport was built in a small area, in a time where Freedemia was just beginning to have a medium demand for international flights and tourism. As such, Freedemia's growth over the years and the increased demand have become a strain on Sean Bond Intl. Plans are in place for a final terminal, an improved full-sized passenger Terminal D, near the current location of the current private Terminal D. This is a long term project, but construction is hoped to be completed by 2026.
|Terminal A||Non-FreedemiAir International Flights||Paxair, Paroyan Airways, Air Karolia, Air Wiwaxia, DeltAir, Gobrassian, AnthAir, Flyht Myrcia, AeroIndigo, Air Ataraxie, BalonisAir, Litvanian Airlines, Air New Ingerland, Ingerish Airways, Dominion Air, AOAir, MordetoAir, Air Valaga, Merganwings, Air Catonia, Linreqiyan Peyan, Royal Aulean Airlines, Auronian Air||Originally built in 1974, renovated in 2010. Paroyan Airways is currently Terminal A's biggest tenant.|
|Terminal B||FreedemiAir Minor Flights and Non-FreedemiAir Regional International Flights||FreedemiAir, FlyMe, Ikk´bin, Guai Airways, Nimiri Halaban||Originally built in 1968, remodeled in 2014.|
|Terminal C- Main Terminal||FreedemiAir International Flights (Intercontinental)||FreedemiAir only||Originally built in 1992, remodeled in 2014.|
|Terminal C- East Wing||FreedemiAir International Flights (Regional)||FreedemiAir only||Added onto Terminal A in 2015.|
|Terminal D||Private Flights, Charter Flights, High Profile Flights, Freight Flights.||N/A||Built in 2015. Not home to any fixed passenger flights.|